Billy Graham’s Answers on Race, Inequality

By   •   January 15, 2018   •   Topics: ,

Billy Graham with young men

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time when many people reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and the progress of social justice in America.

Billy Graham, who considered King a close friend, has answered many questions on race and prejudice. Here are some that still apply today:

Q: Can our nation overcome racism? I don’t think a week goes by without something happening that tells me I’m still a second-class citizen.
A: I know our society has made great progress in race relations during my lifetime—but you’re right: Much remains to be done.
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Q: How can someone be prejudiced and still claim to be Christian?
A: Racial or ethnic prejudice is a sin in the eyes of God, and no Christian should allow his or her heart to be filled with prejudice.
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Q: What do you think is the greatest social problem in the world today?
A: I’ve often said that in my view racism is the biggest social problem we face in the world today, and I believe it still is.
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Q: Is it too late for someone who grew up prejudiced to change?
A: No, it’s never too late for someone to change—although the older we get the harder it becomes. But God still can change someone’s attitude if the person is willing.
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Q: Where did all the races come from? I have a hard time believing God meant for there to be so much strife because of race.
A: God created [each race] and gave them their unique identity. … God wants us to learn to accept each other and love each other.
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There is only one answer to the problem behind racism.

Find peace with God.